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Children's Book of the Month

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Accessible, appealing and enjoyable. Tudor history continues to be a subject of interest, with both adults and children alike. 



Eliza Rose by Lucy Worsley

The captivating debut children's novel from popular television historian Lucy Worsley is an exciting and charming glimpse behind the scenes of the Tudor court. 

I would often wonder about my future husband. A knight? A duke? A stable boy?
Of course the last was just a wicked fancy.

Eliza Rose Camperdowne is young and headstrong, but she knows her duty well. As the only daughter of a noble family, she must one day marry a man who is very grand and very rich.

But Fate has other plans. When Eliza becomes a maid of honour, she's drawn into the thrilling, treacherous court of Henry the Eighth . . .

Is her glamorous cousin Katherine Howard a friend or a rival? 

And can a girl choose her own destiny in a world ruled by men?

Meet the Author - Lucy Worsley

Lucy Worsley was born in Reading and attended Oxford University where she studied History and graduated with a first class honours degree. In 2001 she recieved a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Sussex. 

Lucy has worked for English Heritage and Glasgow Museums and is now Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that runs the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and other sites, which attract more than four million visitors a year. 

Lucy also works with the BBC presenting a number of history programmes on topics including royal palaces and the court, such as Britain’s Tudor Treasure with David Starkey. She has an exciting new project about Henry VIII and his court coming up on BBC One in 2016!

Lucy lives in Southwark by the River Thames in South London with her husband. Although having written previous historical books more for adults, this is her first book for children. 

Interested in seeing what else Lucy has written? Check out the list here.

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